If a girl recently stared at your lips then you might be wondering why and what it might have meant about the way that she felt about you.

This post will help you understand why she might have been staring at your lips and why other girls might do it as well in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl stares at your lips? If she shows positive body language while doing it then it would be a sign that she wants to kiss you. It could also be that she is trying to understand what you’re saying or that there was something on your lips that she was looking at.

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Since there are actually a number of reasons why she might have been looking at your lips it would be helpful to consider the body language that she was showing and the context of how she did it.

Why a girl will stare at your lips

Each of the different reasons why a girl will stare at your lips will likely come with a number of clues in her body language and in the way that she does it.

In the following sections, I will show you a number of reasons why she might have been staring at your lips, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She wants to kiss you

The reason that she was looking at your lips could have been that she wanted to kiss you or that she was showing attraction to you.

This would be more likely if she did it while showing positive body language to you, if she is a similar age as you and if she could understand what you were saying easily.

If she was attracted to you then it would be likely that she would have shown other signs of it in her body language by doing things such as:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you as well
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people
  • Brushing her hair to the side when she is around you
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Glancing at you a lot and smiling or quickly looking away when you notice
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Giggling a lot at the things that you are saying
  • Pointing her feet at you when she is around you
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you
  • Tilting her head while talking to you

She wants to understand what you’re saying

The reason that she was looking at your lips could have been that she was trying to understand what you were saying.

This would be more likely if she did it while you were in a loud environment together if she was asking you to repeat what you were saying or if she isn’t a native in the language that you were speaking.

It would also be less likely that she would have been showing many signs of attraction unless she was also attracted to you. If she was then it would be likely that she would have been showing some of the signs of attraction mentioned above or some different ones.

She thought there was something unusual about them

The reason that she was staring at your lips could have been that she thought there was something unusual about them.

It could have been that there was something on them, they looked sore or they were chapped. It would be especially likely if she commented on them.

In this case, it would be more likely that her body language would have appeared neutral towards you unless she was also your friend.

She was mirroring your own behavior

It could have been the case that she was mirroring your own behavior.

If this was the case then it would have been likely that you looked at her lips as well before she started looking at yours.

Mirroring can be a sign of attraction. If she was mirroring you because she was attracted to you then it would be likely that she would have shown other signs of attraction as well.

If she was mirroring you then she might have mirrored you in other ways as well such as:

  • Standing with the same stance as you
  • Mirroring your facial gestures
  • Mirroring your hand gestures
  • The speed that you were talking at

Consider the environment

The environment that you were in could have an impact on the possible reasons that she was staring at your lips.

If she was staring at your lips in a noisy environment then it would be more likely that she was trying to understand what you were saying. However, if you were at a party then she might also have been showing attraction to you and it would be necessary to consider the body language that she was showing.

If she was staring at your lips in a social setting and she could understand what you were saying then it would be more likely that she was showing attraction.

Think about the way that she reacts to seeing you

Considering the way that she reacts to seeing you would also likely be a useful thing to do.

If she reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing her body language in a positive way then it would be more likely that she has feelings for you.

This means that if she reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Raising her eyebrows and smiling
  • Sitting or standing more upright
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Holding eye contact

Then it would be more likely that she was staring at your lips because she was attracted to you.

Consider how she interacts with other people

It would also be helpful to compare the way that she interacts with you with how she interacts with other people.

If she also tends to look at other people’s lips and she shows the same body language around them as she does with you then it would be more likely that she was trying to understand what you were saying.

Whereas, if she only does it with you and she changes her body language around you in a positive way then it would be more likely that she was showing attraction.

Consider a number of body language signs

When considering what her body language could have been showing it would be helpful to consider multiple body language signs at a time.

If she was showing a single body language sign of something then it would be less reliable since she could have been showing it for a number of different reasons.

Whereas, if she was showing a cluster of body language signs of something then it would be more likely that she was showing them for that specific reason.

If you want to learn more about body language, a book I would recommend would be The Definitive Book of Body Language (on Amazon). It shows you how to interpret body language and understand people's true intentions.

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